Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION ADVOCATES DEBUT NEW 'YESON5KC.COM' CAMPAIGN WEBSITE FIRST ON TKC!!!



The upcoming Kansas City April 4th election offers a unique opportunity to not only reform the prison industrial complex at the local level but also keep municipal rules & regs up to date with marijuana reforms across the nation.

To wit . . .

FIRST ON TKC!!! CHECK KANSAS CITY WEED ADVOCATES SHARING A FIRST LOOK AT THE QUESTION 5 CAMPAIGN WEBSITE!!!

YES ON 5 KC was established as a campaign committee by the Kansas City Board of Elections on February 24th, 2017. The campaign’s single goal is the approval of QUESTION 5 during the upcoming School and Special Election on April 4th.

The campaign website debuts on TKC right now . . .



YesOn5KC.com

Now, check the statement from the group . . .

New Campaign Committee to Decriminalize Marijuana in Kansas City

YES on 5 KC campaign committee filed with the local election authority to support Question 5. The campaign is the first to file in favor of Question 5. The April 4th ballot will include municipal bond issues as well as Question 5, which could reduce marijuana penalties if the new ordinance is approved by voters.

“This campaign is taking marijuana reform seriously. It’s time to end harsh penalties for good people,” said Ryan Flowers, the treasurer of YES ON 5 KC. “QUESTION 5 is really about compassion. Should families suffer under unfair laws?” Nearly 1,000 people were arrested last year in Kansas City for possession of marijuana.

If QUESTION 5 is approved, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana will be classified as a civil infraction with a maximum fine of $25 with no possibility of arrest or jail. This would go further than the statewide decriminalization policies already in effect.

On the first day of 2017, Missouri became the 19th state to decriminalize marijuana. Under the new law, first time offenders caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana are charged with a misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500, but do not face incarceration. (Prison time, larger fines, and felony charges can still be given to second time offenders, or people in possession of more than 10 grams.)

Yes on 5 KC says the law doesn’t go far enough. To qualify for the April ballot, a local citizen’s initiative formed and collected over 4,000 signatures to reduce marijuana possession penalties.

In late January, the Kansas City Council voted 12 to 1 to put QUESTION 5 on the ballot, Mayor Sly James casting the dissenting vote. Kansas City voters will be asked QUESTION 5 during the School and Special Election on April 4th. The question on the ballot will read:

Shall the City of Kansas City limit the authorized punishment that can be imposed in the Municipal Court for the possession or control of 35 grams or less of marijuana to a maximum $25 fine, eliminate jail as a potential punishment for the possession or control of marijuana, and remove marijuana from the prohibition against drug paraphernalia?

The YES ON 5 KC campaign has a limited timeframe with the April 4th vote less than six weeks. Online and social media campaign focused on raising awareness for the upcoming vote and the benefits of marijuana law reform. (YesOn5KC.com ). “QUESTION 5 gives Kansas City an opportunity to catch-up with states already benefiting from more progressive marijuana policies.”
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You decide . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Credit where it's due, the site is surprisingly coherent and clean. And that's kind of out of character for this movement and their usual web page that's slapped together. Good to see that they're taking this thing seriously.

Greedo said...

You should note that this is more about the green from weed sales, it's also could help improve KC's economy and really give us a boost in tourism more than any other city in the Midwest.

Anonymous said...

Obviously folks have not been keeping up with the state of affairs at the U.S. Attorney General's office where Jeff Sessions is working up a plan to provide additional enforcement efforts in states that have legalized recreational marihuana. I expect this is all designed to ring California libtard's door bell, but the Federal Penalty for possessing even small amounts of weed is some serious felony time. As stupid as Sly James is I seriously doubt he is going to beat Sessions. All you have to do is look at those two gun guys in Kansas who followed state law to know the cost of beating the Feds is way too high for most. Slys gang might see this as an easy way to make a couple of bucks in KC but for the citizen who gets picked up by Uncle Sam, a State Trooper or even the county sheriff it could be a real a life spoiler.

Anonymous said...

A fine instead of jail time seems way more reasonable than wasting taxes trying to jail these losers.

Anonymous said...

KC needs Colorado money.

KC needs legal Marijuana!

Anonymous said...

please read the psychiatric studies.

Anonymous said...

i'd donate $100.00 if thet could somehow include NO on Question 1 -

YES on FIVE, NO on ONE

Yes on 5, NO on 1

Anonymous said...

States can clear the way for you to smoke all the weed you want. Still, don't mean your boss can't fire your ass for doing so. If a company has a drug-free environment and testing and you test dirty you can be fired no matter what the state says you can or can't legally smoke. A lot of jobs out there to be had that pay decent money if you can pass a piss test. If I have to pay some ass $15 per hour I can tell you right now they will have to pass a piss test every 60 days at their expense.

Anonymous said...

Yep, and pot stays in yer liver and blood system for a month or more. If they get their hands on yer hair you are talking up to a year or more. Has more testing longetivty in your system than any drug out there.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting NO.

We've got too many homeless junkies already in KC.

This will just create more. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can't get a job? Smoke more pot ! Get a job and claim work comp? Not with the weed in the your system. Want your kids riding on the stoner bus? Want the guy at the tire shop working on the wife's tire's? (ok, maybe that one) I love my weed, don't make it legal. It makes 40 years of being sneaky 4 naught.

Plus you can't get past the captcha test

Anonymous said...

Neurosurgeons don't have to submit to drug tests, but the hospital janitors do. Hmmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Everybody just wants to smoooaaaaaaaaakkkkkeeeeee

Anonymous said...

Alcohol is a drug. A deadly one too. Why aren't I being fired for it?

Anonymous said...

How the hell do you correlate 'junkies with pot? It chills you out. It doesn't make you throw your life away. You must be getting confused with heroin addicts. Either way you're an ignorant cancer on our city.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ 2017 and yer quotin' shit from the NORML Tip & Mitten drug education pamphlet?

Byron Funkhouser said...

Allowing people to do as they please is too much like freedom for the Rethuglicans to tolerate. They believe in a small government, hence the Nationwide War on Drugs, & the Prison Industrial Complex as alternative housing for the poor.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ pissed off because he couldn't find his Virginia voter ID card until November 9th when he went to use his EBT card and fount it..

J.W. said...

Frankly, some of the best jobs in IT not only don't care if you smoke pot, they endorse it. Now, if you are flying a plane or driving a truck or doing anything that might endanger the lives of others then I can see a restriction making sense, but I can tell you from personal experience there are plenty of jobs that pay $40 per hour or more and pot is completely tolerated.

The point is that the elite who smoke pot can afford good legal representation whereas poor people cannot and therefore end up in jail. We don't need pot smokers in jail.

I support Trump, but this is the one area where I disagree with his personnel choices. He promised that he would allow states to determine a lot of these things for themselves, however I feel confident that Sessions is not reading from the same sheet of music. That said, there are not enough Federal Agents to arrest small time marijuana growers and users. Expect large operations to get shutdown and have their assets seized, but don't expect a Gestapo-like Federal agent presence in your city.

Anonymous said...

J.W. is absolutely correct. Safe and legal marijuana in KC?

YES WE SHOULD make KC great again!